Patrick Tilden Close
June 1, 1948
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||February 15, 1988 (aged 39)|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Other names||Patrick Tilden Bauvellis|
Close began his career at the age of 11 when he was discovered while appearing in a stage production of Auntie Mame in Hollywood. He made his film debut as a young Elliot Roosevelt in 1960 in the biographical film Sunrise at Campobello. For the remainder of the decade, he guest starred on various television series. Close continued his acting career in his late teenage years from 1967 to 1970 as one of Andy Warhol's film stars. He played the lead role of "The Son" in the 1967 Warhol film Imitation of Christ. There was speculation at the time that Close would have become a new James Dean if Warhol had released the film into general distribution instead of allowing only a single premiere presentation. Other reviews, however, disagreed, saying he was "awkward" and "unprofessional."
|1960||Sunrise at Campobello||Elliott Roosevelt|
|1960||The Tab Hunter Show||Chris Morgan||2 episodes|
|1961||The Donna Reed Show||Butch||Episode: "Character Building"|
|1961||The Danny Thomas Show||Episode: "Rusty, the Millionaire"|
|1961||General Electric Theater||Joey McQueen||Episode: "Open House"|
|1961||The Tom Ewell Show||Andy Bishop||Episode: "Big Brother"|
|1961||The Rifleman||Noah Fergus||Episode: "The Queue"|
|1962||The Twilight Zone||Boy||Episode: "The Changing of the Guard|
|1963||Dennis the Menace||Freddy Thorpe||Episode: "Dennis Goes to Washington"|
|1967||Imitation of Christ||The Son||Credited as Patrick|
|1983||Space Raiders||2nd Guard||Credited as Patrick Close|
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